Feeding the World with Norman Borlog's New Wheat

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Feeding the World with Norman Borlog's New Wheat,

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GENETICS
Tells about Norman Bourlag, Nobel winner in 1970 for green revolution in wheat. Worked in Mexico in the 1950s. In the 1960s we were shipping as much wheat to India and Pakistan as we could. Borlog hired by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1944 to work in Mexico for sixty years. He developed adapted spring wheat varieties. Paul Ehrlich predicted famine in India. Borlog's wheats went there in 1965 and by 1970 India and Pakistan were self sustaining.